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RFP for WIOA Youth & Young Adult Programs
Issue Date:  April 30, 2018
Response Deadline:  May 31, 2018
Funding Period:  June 26, 2018 - June 30, 2019

Revised schedule for the OSY RFP 


Committee Review and Recommendation – June 1 – June 22, 2018


Contract Development – June 22-28, 2018


Anticipated Contract Start Date – June 29, 2018.



Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Out-of-School Youth


The Alliance for Business and Training (AB&T), in coordination with the Northeast TN Workforce Development Board (NETWDB), announces the release of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding to organizations providing youth and young adult workforce development services in Carter, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi and Washington counties in Local Workforce Development Area -1, in Northeast Tennessee, with the possible expansion of services to include Hancock, Hawkins, and Greene counties. Service area will be finalized in contract development.


Request for Proposals (RFP) purpose: to identify and fund organizations that will design innovative programming and comprehensive services that result in out-of-school youth and young adults (OSY), ages 18-24, achieving academic and employment success. This procurement action will award a single or multiple contracts to be allocated for work experience and related activities. The award period is June 26, 2018 – June 30, 2019. This amount is based upon anticipated available funding.  Final determination of funding, service levels, and service area will be determined during contract development. WIOA gives priority of funds to paid and unpaid work experiences that have as a component academic and occupational education, which may include summer employment opportunities and other employment opportunities available throughout the program year, including, but not limited to, pre-apprenticeship programs, internships and job shadowing, and on-the-job training opportunities to out of school youth.


NETWDB/AB&T will evaluate all proposals submitted by the time and date indicated below and will competitively award contracts to OSY providers whose submissions are most responsible and responsive to this solicitation. RFP posted and accessible as of 4:30p.m. April 30, 2018 online at,, and the Alliance for Business and Training on Facebook and Twitter. Printed copies are available upon request at the AB&T office. Potential respondents may submit all questions related to the RFP to Ginger Lyons by phone at (423) 547-7515 ext. 124 or by email at

Download full RFP here.

Download Addendum here.

Addendum added 5/15/18

Download  2nd Addendum here.

Addendum added 5/18/18

Questions & Answers

Q & A added 5/15/18

Q & A added 5/18/18

Schedule of Events

RFP Relese

Pre-response Conference (Attendance Optional)

Written "Questions & Comments" Deadline

Response Deadline

Evaluation Committee Review

Committee Recommendation to LWDA

Contract Development

Anticipated Contract Start Date

April 30, 2018

May 9, 2018, 9:00a.m. EDT

May 15, 2018

Must be received by 2:00p.m. EDT

May 31, 2018

Must be received by 4:30p.m. EDT

June 1 - June 7, 2018

June 8 - June 22, 2018

June 29, 2018

NETWDB/AB&T, a WIOA Title I-financially assisted program/activity, is an equal opportunity employer/program. This project may be funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities and/or limited English proficiency. TTD/TTY: 423-610-0134

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